Earlier this month, Indiana congressman Jim Banks announced he is a candidate for the Mike Braun's seat in the U.S. Senate. Braun is vacating his seat to run for Governor which will also be vacant in 2024 when Governor Erik Holcomb's term comes to an end.
The Indiana GOP doesn't need Jim Banks. Banks is ultra-MAGA, someone who supported, sans any proof, overturning the 2020 election to hand Donald Trump a second term. Then he went on to try to derail an investigation into the January 6th insurrection.
The Republican Accountability Project had this to say about Banks:
- Two more mass shootings in California in the last few days. Two more instances in which television networks race to identify the shooter and publicize his (isn't it always a man?) motive. These mass shooters want to go out in a blaze of glory while promoting their pet cause and those at the TV networks give them exactly what they want. Then we end up with more shootings. Not sure why they don't see the connection. I don't care about newspapers reporting details of the shootings. That's not what the shooters care about. It is TV which makes people and their causes famous. There are a lot of factors which lead to these mass shootings, but we need to stop ignoring television's role.